Accused Hillary Shoe-Thrower 'Obsessed' With Aurora Movie Theater Shooter
A woman charged with throwing her sneaker at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech Thursday is reportedly “obsessed” Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooter James Holmes.
Alison Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, was identified Friday as the shoe-thrower.
Colorado officials say she’s the same woman who was escorted from a courtroom after an outburst during Holmes’ August 2012 court hearing, the New York Daily News reported.
Her head was shaved at the time of the incident.
She stood up and told the court she had evidence “vital to the defense of James Holmes.”
She was quickly escorted out of the courtroom by two deputies.
She later filed a bizarre lawsuit against Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 and wounding 70 others at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, 2012.
“James enters my head like Dennis Quaid in ‘Innerspace’ and he zooms to my heart and plays with it and forces me to care for him,” says the federal court document. “I seek a restraining order to stop Holmes from entering my mind through subliminal messaging and causing me to be obsessed with him on a daily basis.”
During Clinton’s speech at Mandalay Bay casino resort, Ernst was wearing a blonde wig, sandals and blue dress. She threw one of her sneakers at Clinton’s head from 60 feet away, according to a police report.
“Is that part of the Cirque du Soleil?” Clinton said after ducking the shoe. “My goodness, I didn’t realize solid waste management was so controversial.”
The report says that Ernst “appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done.”
Inside the shoe was a document – a declassified 1967 Bolivian military operation to capture revolutionary leader Che Guevara.
Ernst was charged with disorderly conduct and has since been released at 9 p.m. last night.
She is scheduled to appear in court June 24.